In 2008, at the request of the Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, Bell & Ross created both an emblematic and functional watch that meets the specific requirements of Air Force fighter pilots: the INSTRUMENT BR03 TYPE AVIATION.
Model: BR 03 Type Aviation
With analogue and digital display
Power: Silver oxide, high-drain battery 1.55 V
Running control: the inhibition period is sixty seconds
Theoretical running time: 35 months (depending on how often the alarm and chronograph are used). End of battery life indicated by digital display blinking.
In satin-polished stainless steel or glass pearl blasted stainless steel with black carbon finish.
Diameter 42 mm
Water-resistant crown with push-piece function. Unidirectional, revolving inside
Bezel: toothed and graduated to 60 minutes. The triangular mark (O or 60’) is marked by a luminescent dot in the dark. Black
Glass: Anti-reflective coated sapphire glass
Water resistance: 100 metres
Analogue display: indication of hours and minutes. Digital display: digital display is optional: the wearer can choose whether or not to display the information on the following functions digitally:
No digital display (OFF selected) - alarm (ON 1 selected) chronograph (ON 2 selected) - second time zone (ON 3 selected) - timer (ON 4 selected) - perpetual calendar (ON 5 selected) - seconds/date (ON 6 selected) - digital time (ON 7 selected).
The main functions are identified by an alphabetical symbol which appears in the upper window on the dial:
Symbol «AL»: alarm (ON 1 selected)
Symbol «CHR»: chronograph (ON 2 selected)
Symbol «T2»: second time zone (ON 3 selected)
Symbol «TM»: timer (ON 4 selected)
Figures, index and hands coated with highly luminescent paint to optimise night reading
Satin-polished stainless steel or rubber strap or synthetic canvas strap
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